Jeremy Lee Cudd started in the theatre as a musician playing drums/percussion for musical productions in the city of Atlanta, and then began acting in 1995. After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Theatre minor, Jeremy worked as an actor (and teacher) in the Atlanta area for six years with award-winning companies like the Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Aurora Theatre, ART Station, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He was also an actor and artistic associate with Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble, where he worked in many areas, including marketing, education outreach and dramaturgy.
Jeremy graduated in 2007 with his Master of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University. The focus of his actor training at PSU was Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics. He also studied voice and Shakespeare in London, England; Film and television acting in Toronto, Ontario at the Professional Actors Lab; and Directing at Soulpepper Theatre, also in Toronto.
Before coming to Austin in the Fall of 2011, Jeremy was based in Chicago for four years, where he worked regionally as an actor, director and teacher. Notable credits include: Actor in the world premiere of Rock and Roll; The Reunion Tour at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Actor in the U.S. premiere of The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Profiles Theatre; Assistant director to Rick Snyder on the hit Chicago revival of Tracy Lett's Killer Joe, which won two Jeff Awards and had multiple extensions at The Royal George Theatre; Director/Teaching Artist working on new play development with at-risk Chicago high school students for American Theatre Company's Mosaic and Bridge outreach programs; Guest artist playing the title role in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus for Notre Dame University; Acting instructor and private coach at Act One Studios.
Jeremy was co-producer at Plenty Humble. While the theatre side of Plenty Humble focused on pairing AEA actors in Chicago with new plays in development, the media production side began with his creation of the five episode web mini-series, Diary of a Job Seeker.
Jeremy directs and teaches undergraduate acting at The University of Texas at Austin. He directed the studio productions of Carlos Murillo's Dark Play Or Stories For Boys and Neil Labute's Some Girls, as well as Brian Oglesby's Dogfuckers for UTNT (UT New Theatre). He also created original music and played live percussion for The Sparrow. Jeremy developed and directed five episodes of an actor-focused web series, Detention, designed to provide undergraduates with experience in both development and acting in self-produced cinema. He developed this project into a course, Intro to Creating New Media, for which he directs and produces creative content with UT Theatre & Dance students.
Jeremy is a member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Collier Talent. Some recent acting credits include work in a feature film - Bug by Parker Dorris, Measure for Measure at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the Dynamite Sisters Episode 101, and The Seed, a short film directed by Charles Wiedman. He directed the short films, Rachel the next five years and The Shaming, and directed a music video for Jake Bardin's song, Half-Degree, which was an official selection of the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. He directed Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird at UT Austin in the fall semester of 2017 and directed Actually by Anna Ziegler for WorkHound in November 2018.
In 2019, he is consulting for the Street Corner Arts production of Ayad Akhtar's Junk. He will also be directing an adaptation of Crime & Punishment for Penfold Theatre as well as directing This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan for Treehouse Players.
Director | Actually by Anna Ziegler | WorkHound
November 8-18, 2018
Actor | The Seed | Short Film | Directed by Charlie Wiedman
Actor | Dynamite Sisters Project
Check out the Dynamite Sisters Comedy Website!
Director | Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner | University of Texas at Austin
Poster Credit: Derek Kolluri
Poster Design: Derek Kolluri
Director | Music Video | Half-Degree by Jake Bardin
Still Frame Featuring Leslie Ann Leal | Music Video for Half-Degree by Jake Bardin
2018 FWIFS is July 19-22, 2018
Saturday – Theater – B – 10am
Runtime – 2:45
Director: Jeremy Lee Cudd
Official Music Video for Jake Bardin’s song, “Half-Degree.” The video features Leslie Ann Leal as the “bookworm” protagonist struggling with the strictures of college.
Listen to Jake's EP here: jakebardin.bandcamp.com
Writer/Director/Editor | Short Film | The Shaming
Visit theshamingfilm.com for more information about The Shaming.
Acting Instructor | A Working Group
Taught a Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics class for A Working Group at Brock | Allen Casting - Spring 2015.
Actor | Feature Film | Bug
Written and Directed by Parker Dorris
Released Spring 2018
Actor | Parents Empowered PSA | "Bobblehead"
Directed by Scott Rice
Two Shot West Productions
Director/Editor/Original Music |Short Film | Rachel the next five years
Rachel the next five years is a short film originally conceived for the 2014 Project Greenlight contest.
Director, Editor, and Original Music
Acting Instructor | Texas Musical Theatre Workshop 2014
Director | Enhanced Staged Reading | New Play by Briandaniel Oglesby
"Dogfuckers" Or, "The One with the Dogs" is part of the 2014 University of Texas New Theatre Festival
Archive Photos by Lawrence Peart
Original Music/Live Percussion | The Sparrow
Photo by KC Photography
Backstage Drums for The Sparrow
Original Music Samples:
Written by: Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen
Originally Created by The House Theatre of Chicago
Directed by Quetta Carpenter
Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 8pm
Thursday, Nov 21 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 22 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 23 @ 2pm & 8pm
Venue: WINSHIP 2.180
Admission Information: Free Admission
Actor/Guest Artist | Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Angelo in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" directed by Michelle Polgar
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the campus of St. Edward's University
Director | UT Studio Production | "Some Girl(s)" by Neil LaBute
An Undergraduate Acting Project Production at UT Austin
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